There is quite a gap between having the idea and concept for your show to actually broadcasting, and most of this time is taken up with planning and preparation with quite a lot of energy thrown in for good measure! In order to ensure that all your shows go as fluid as possible I recommend that you take the time to plan these in detail. In order to help you with this, here is an insight to my own planning process and the software I use.
Yes it managed to make it to a second show! In this show we had music from One Direction, the hip gyrating Ricky Martin and the Five Young Cannibals. In the waffling segments we looked at the top five games currently being played, the new Overwatch Hero – Ana and how far would you go for beautiful skin? All this and the Top five quiz and Guess the Theme Tune! What more could you want from a radio show? – and don’t shout prizes!
So – the moment has eventually arrived and you are ready for your first broadcast. The show is planned, your content on the website is up to date and ready and you have decided on the time and date for your first show. This is the final post which will show you have to actually connect up to the station and what to do for those final preparations. Nearly there!
So you have your show created**, your software organised ** and you are almost ready to start broadcasting but wait, there is something else you can do before you actually click the LIVE button to support your own show and let people what is happening. Don’t worry, this isn’t a huge list of jobs to do and they are all simple, but does require an image of you, so get ready with that camera!
Whenever you start a new project there are always several things which can be barriers or, if we let them, excuses. Setting up an internet radio station IS expensive and can take loads of time and, I talk from experience here, energy. However, if you are looking to join the station and have your own show then I have hopefully removed as much of the cost of broadcasting for you as possible. So, no excuses, here is the software you can use to get online and sharing your show with the world!
There is a famous quote which states – “Fail to plan, plan to fail”. Before you even attach your microphone to the internet it is important that you sit down and do some planning about the show you are going to present. Record this in anyway you want, but ensure that you have some idea of your show before emailing the studio. You show will change and adapt as it progresses but this is a starting point.
Well it has returned!!! What was once called the Wilson Waffling Radio show has been reincarnated as the Waffling Show! Why? Well saying the Wilson Waffling Radio Show on Wilson Waffling Radio was a bit of a mouthful and slightly repetitious! So on this show we have Guess my Top five, the Gaming Waffle and, to replace the Disney half hour, Guess the Theme Tune! It was also National Kissing day – would you kiss in public? answer in the comments!!! All this and the usual cheesy pop music including Madonna, Busted and the white striped Adam Ant! If you missed it, you weren’t there and you were a quadrilateral!
This week’s Musical Show features songs from Wicked, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Moulin Rouge. There are also the regular segments of the show, the lyrics quiz and the Clues to the musical – this week it is really difficult and not for the faint hearted! We also discussed how many musicals were based purely on a band/groups music – for example Mamama Mia being purely ABBA music – can you think of any more? Add them in the comments below or tweet them to the studio @wafflingradio or post them on the Facebook Page.
Tonight’s show features songs from The Carpenters, Toni Braxton and Dolly Parton – if I get the title of the song correctly! There is also an interesting fact about Donkey Kong and what an apple, potato and onion have in common! Coupled with the anagram and riddle quizzes you have another chilled out and cultured show.